Monthly Archives: September 2020

September 22, 2020: Time for camera work!

September 17: Kike Arnal trimming branches at N1.

It’s September! The eaglets have fledged and our eagle Moms and Dads are at their lowest point of attachment to their nests, which makes it the perfect time for camera work.  We don’t have a cam turn-on date yet (although I will post as soon as we do!), but here is a rough outline of our tasks: At N2B: We’ll be replacing three cameras and two microphones at N2B, cleaning everything up, and doing a little trimming around the nest

9-5-20 ~ Day Trip to Decorah

September 5, 2020: Who is this? We need to get the talon-painting crew deployed!

Story and photos by Robin Brumm I got up at Dark O’clock to head to Decorah. It had been a week since the camera went down and I wanted to see if D36 was still around, and I was going to meet a friend there. When I got to the hatchery, Mom was on the new maple tree. My friend said she had heard squeeing and saw a juvie fly to the southwest before I got there, but she wasn’t

September 10, 2020: Eagles and more on the Mississippi Flyway!

September 10, 2020: A juvenile Bald Eagle preens by the Mississippi River

Missing the Decorah and Decorah North eagles? We hope to have them back in early October, but in the meantime, we invite you to hop over to the Mississippi Flyway! Migration has begun and we are seeing all sorts of interesting birds. You can perch – there are plenty of snags! – or join our Flyway chat from 11-2 CT on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday! Link here: https://www.raptorresource.org/birdcams/flyway-cam/. Mississippi Flyway Adult Bald Eagle Interactions – https://youtu.be/-_cY6h_2Gdw. The title did not

Three eagles phone home!

August 31, 2020: Three eagles flying high, from the west to the east.

We have your postcards! D27 left the north and arrived back in Decorah on August 29, passing within .20 miles of her natal nest! If you check the maps, you’ll see that she spent a little time near a favorite outdoor school spot/perching place for the Decorah Eagles this summer. Was she close to D36? Not especially! Our little homebody took a trip up to Bluffton, Iowa, in the late afternoon. By the time D27 arrived, D36 was gone! Still,